…the bbc may well have a starring part in this update to its earlier documentary…
Since many revel in hysteria. Yazidis on a mountain! Thousands! Millions! Tens of millions! Genocide awaits! The ‘humanitarian’ US must act now! Oh, that was the rationale for bombing Iraq once again, where a ruthless IS band is still on a rampage against very expensively trained soldiers who just scamper off at the mere mention of the name ‘IS’. As sudden as their appearance, the Yazidis have vanished from the MSM headlines as the urge for Perpetual War is being sated from that successful deception. And, yes, in Iraq that very IS group had been lopping heads off, as just one of its many other life ending atrocities. [And that head lopping off business has also been going on in, say, Mexico?]
So onto Syria, not to Iraq whose Prime Minister had relinquished his British citizenship only shortly before his inauguration as PM. It is in Syria, where IS, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, would choose to insult and threaten, of all countries, the exceptionalist US and its Western allies of fallen empires. But, before getting to those threats, a digression. Read the rest of this entry »
…’wmd’ and ‘smoking gun’ and ‘mushroom cloud’ and ‘mission accomplished’, and all that…
A thought. If the ruthless band IS, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, which had killed or displaced Christians from their centuries old village in Syria, had done no ‘burying alive’ of those folk, afterward they must have gotten truly serious meanness training? And if they had to be routed by the Syrians without any aid from the ‘Christian’ West, that means that the US (and allies) were more scared of that outfit – until Erbil where lots of US goings-on are going on?
Oh, that was to save Yazidis trapped on a mount – an exaggeration, a subterfuge, to fall apart as non-establishment journalists also went to witness what many of their colleagues had witnessed in Gaza and reported on, and about which the US and its ‘allies’ had done absolutely nothing, same for the
US UN Secretary-General, now an even more pathetic figure. Read the rest of this entry »
…the motive$ that drive u$ policy, foreign and domestic…
A sample of articles that should raise questions on the fate of Gaza and the Palestinians, and on the fate of petroleum and profits in Erbil in Kirkuk.
Gaza and Palestine
As the US and its allies are all atwitter at the advances the ruthless outfit IS, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, is making toward Kirkuk, we pause to reflect on the meaning of the word ‘barbaric’ that the US President had used to describe that missing Israeli soldier that the US President knew as fact had been ‘kidnapped’ in Gaza by the evil Hamas. Abby Zimet seeks clarification, We Need to Recognize What Barbaric Is.
…Amnesty International has released testimony from health workers showing the Israeli army repeatedly attacked ambulances, hospitals, medics, doctors and others seeking to help the wounded and collect the dead. In light of that and so much else, in a searing speech at an Austin protest, Dr. Rania Masri cites President Obama calling the capture of an invading Israeli soldier by the Palestinian Resistance a “barbaric action” and schools him in what is and is not “barbaric.”
The photos in her article, just as those that appear in other blogs and alternative, media, do explain the meaning of that word – but the meaning will be lost on those who utter such words. Now to whom can we apply that word? Read the rest of this entry »
…urgent mission to rescue centuries old religious sect under existential threat from IS formerly known as the group ISIS or ISIL; but first, erbil…
The fastest a humanitarian crisis, ‘genocide!’, has ever left the front pages. Before the
US UN Secretary-General could even receive his US UN ‘talking points’.
That IS is something else. To have made so many rapid strides of conquest, and accomplishments noticed only just recently by the US and its trusty allies. Sudden discovery must have set in when that grim band of zealots decided to conquer Erbil and all its goings-on there. And therein lay the carefully choreographed urgency, ‘genocide!’ to help the Yazidis, whose existence had been for centuries unthreatened in Iraq – until the US and its UK with their ‘coalition of the willing’ unleashed chaos.
So while undertaking some air ‘drops’ to urgently assist the stranded, beleaguered group of Yazedis, why not toss in some other activities. Bomb not just some military placements of this IS of amorphous form but also arm the Kurds in the process. And while at it, as a coincidence, see off that pesky PM Maliki? After all, who is noticing? Read the rest of this entry »